I speak as so because Monsoon Books is now calling for entries for its pending anthologies: Best of Singapore Crime Fiction & Best of Southeast Asian Erotica.
My first words when I heard about the call for entries was this: “FINALLY!!!”
Anthologies and literature here been mostly about Family Values, the usual Taboo Subjects and National stuff. While those topics are definitely really interesting or insightful topics to cover, but somehow one realises that we need something different for a bit. There’s a reason why James Patterson, Dan Brown and Cecilia Ahern top the best selling charts in bookstores as well.
I’ve always been interesting the crime fiction, because I love unfurling the mysteries of the case as the story progresses. Hence this entry which I will be attempting would involve crime fiction set in Singapore.
For interested parties, note that Crime Fiction should be between 2,000 to 10,000 words and set in Singapore and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10, 2010.
For those interested in writing Erotica, however, it’s 2,000 to 5,000 words and to be sent to email@example.com, also by April 10, 2010.
Nice. I have something to work on when I’m not busy killing myself over school.